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Rev. Dr. Debbie Ardella Strickling-Bullock, Our First Lady


Rev. Dr. Debbie Ardella Stickling-Bullock is a Christian, licensed minister, and a lifetime servant in the Baptist Church. She holds an earned Doctorate of Education and Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Wilmington University; and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Francisco State University. She has over 30 years of comprehensive workforce management experience, conducted extensive research on human resource development and career advancement strategies for women in leadership, and is a dynamic speaker. She is a seminarian at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, pursuing a Master of Divinity degree.


Dr. Debbie is the author of two books entitled, “It’s All Good: When Lessons lead to Blessings” and “It’s All Good:  Every Round Goes Higher.”  Currently, she serves as a facilitator of spiritual gifts discovery, a leader in Canaan’s Education, Women and Family Ministries, and the leadership Development Coordinator for the Youth and Young Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.  Additionally, Dr. Debbie is an Independent Human Resources Management and Strategic Planning Consultant, and Flight Attendant for an international airliner.


Dr. Debbie is the daughter of Rev. J.A. Strickling (deceased) and Mrs. Ann Strickling and the youngest of 11 siblings. She shares her life with her husband of more than 35 years, Dr. Christopher Alan Bullock, Pastor of the Canaan Baptist Church of Delaware. The Bullocks have two sons, Benjamin Ellis and Daniel Alan, and are “Papa-Doc” and “Ghannah” to their grandsons, Daniel Christopher and Isaiah Benjamin, and granddaughter Isabella Joenelle Bullock.


For strength and guidance during her Christian walk, Dr. Debbie relies on the Holy Spirit and Romans 8:28 (NIV) “And we know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”  Each day she strives to fulfill her purpose, which is to water planted seeds so that God will give the increase and get the glory for the things He has done!


To reach Dr. Debbie, please send an e-mail to

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